Calming Blankets Sensory Sheets Review

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Medical Disclaimer: The following article is for informational purposes only, and should not be taken as medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with your doctor.

What’s a sensory sheet? That’s the first question that came to my mind when James (our editor) asked me to review Calming blankets sensory sheets. Turns out, it’s like a large stretchable fitted sheet but the only difference is rather than sleeping on the top of the sheet, you sleep under it.

I was intrigued and confused at the same time.

Sleeping under a large spandex sheet might not sound like the most comfortable thing in the world, but according to the brand and my own research, it seems an effective way to get a deeper, more restful sleep.

As someone always on the lookout to improve my sleep quality, I was more than happy to give it a try. I slept under the calming blankets sensory sheets for a week. What did I find? Well, it was a mixed bag, to be honest.

calming blankets sensory sheets review

What is a Sensory Sheet?

Sensory sheets are a lot like a weighted blanket but in a sheet form. These sheets provide similar benefits to a weighted blanket without the heat and weight, which can be unbearable for some people (myself included).

The compression of the sheet provides deep touch pressure (DPT), which is like a calming pressure just like a gentle hug that can help relax and ease the body. The benefits of deep pressure touch (DPT) are well-documented, and people have been using weighted blankets for years to get the same calming effect. The deep pressure input can help kids (and adults) with sensory processing disorders, anxiety, autism, ADHD, and more get the calming input they need to fall asleep.

Product Specifications:

The Calming blankets sensory sheets are available in three sizes – Single/King Single, Double/Queen and King and the pricing varies from $69 to $89. They are also available in two colours – blue and grey. The sheets are made of 10% spandex and 90% polyester, and the fabric is machine-washable. Also, the sheets are not recommended for kids under three years of age.

My experience with the Calming Blankets Sensory Sheets.

Initial Hurdles:

The first night trying out the sensory sheet was quite eventful. The sheets are designed to go over the mattress just like a sock, but I did not anticipate putting them on my heavy king-size innerspring mattress would be such a challenge. 

It was like putting an ‘S’ sock on an ‘L’ size foot. After 10-15 mins of struggle, I finally managed to get it on, but I was exhausted. 

I imagine it would be much easier for smaller mattresses, but it’s a good idea to seek a helping hand.

Getting in the bed is also tricky as you need to maneuver your way under the sheet. I am only five feet tall, so it wasn’t too bad for me, but it might be a bit more challenging if you are taller. The good thing is that the sheet does not fully cover the mattress, and it’s open from both sides like a tunnel, so you can stretch your legs out if need be. 

Slept like I usually do but felt more content.

Once I was finally under the sheet, I felt swaddled in a calm-inducing gentle hug from all sides. It was quite relaxing and I could feel my body at ease. There is no feeling of being claustrophobic and the material is soft, stretchy and very breathable too. I didn’t feel hot or sweaty at all, which is often the case when I sleep with weighted blankets.

I generally sleep pretty well, but after a week of sleeping with the sensory sheets, I was less tossing and turning and felt more content when I woke up in the morning. I can’t say for sure if it was the sheets or just a placebo effect, but I’ll take it. 

Good but with a caveat.

The product is fine and I don’t see any issues with it. The only downside that I found was that setting up or removing the sheets is no easy feat and is definitely a two-person job. As I change my bedsheets every three to four days, it certainly adds to the hassle. So I don’t think I would be sleeping with the sensory sheets regularly, but I would definitely keep it for those nights when I need some extra help falling asleep.

The sheets may seem a bit expensive, but because it’s a lot cheaper than a weighted blanket and fabric quality is excellent, I feel the pricing is well justified.

Who might it be for?

Sensory sheets are often recommended for kids with autism or sensory processing disorder (SPD), but can be used by kids and adults alike who want to improve their sleep quality. However, I feel sensory sheets, in general, are a better option for kids for two reasons – it’s easier to put them on a kids’ bed and secondly, kids would appreciate the gentle compression more than the adults.

The calming blankets sensory sheets might also be a great alternative for those who find weighted blankets too hot. Just remember, it would not magically improve your sleep quality, but it can be a helpful tool in your sleep hygiene arsenal. Also, it’s a good idea to consult with your doctor or therapist before trying any new sleep aids, especially if you have a medical condition.

Calming Blankets Sensory Sheets

This unique sheet works a lot similar to a weighted blanket minus all the weight or the heat. The calming hugging sensation may just be what you need to get a good night’s sleep! Click the button to save $10.

The Final Word

Personally, I take most self-care products with a pinch of salt but I would say I’m a sensory sheets convert. Sleeping cocooned in a gentle hug does have a calming effect on me.

If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, have anxiety or just want to improve your sleep quality, calming blankets sensory sheets are worth trying. Just note that it is a bit of work to put on and take off the sheets, so keep that in mind.

By Hailey Kanowsky

By Hailey Kanowsky

Hailey Kanowsky is a content writer and worldwide bilingual traveller who knows the importance of a good nights sleep. Through her own sleep struggles, including insomnia and irregular sleep patterns, Hailey has learned many sleeping techniques. When she’s not researching or writing sleep-related content, you can find her cooking, biking, or travelling abroad.

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